LAWSUIT PENDING

Gov. Rick Perry has announced he will sign stricter abortion regulations into law Thursday, just plans for legal ramifications are taking shape.

Terri Burke of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas says the group is considering including Texas as part of its nationwide response to abortion legislation. We spoke to Burke about what the legal action might look like.

SBOE BACKLASH

The State Board of Education is meeting this week for the first time since lawmakers passed new curriculum and testing changes. We spoke to SBOE Vice Chair Thomas Ratliff about how the board is dealing with the changes and what they plan to do about the loss of CSCOPE.

REVISING THE VRA

And in Washington, lawmakers are taking the first steps toward updating the Voting Rights Act. Click the image below to hear the latest on their efforts, plus commentary from two former lawmakers about its impact here at home.